Policy Briefs

HappenStance is a series of policy briefs summarizing key academic research findings and highlighting implications for policy.

April 2017: Don't Bogart That Evidence-Based Policy: Legalization of Marijuana in Canada

In light of the rapidly shifting landscape regarding the legalization of marijuana in Canada, an interview with Professor Alana Klein (Faculty of Law, McGill) sheds light on the heated topic. This issue of HappenStance takes a deeper look at the issue of marijuana prohibition in Canada, the legal implications of regulation models, and the cost benefit analysis of this shift in policy.

February 2017: The Fight Against Outbreak: Emerging Infections Diseases and Public Health Policies

New infectious diseases have been emerging at an alarming rate in the past few years. In light of the 2016 Zika virus outbreak and its destructive effects on the health of millions of people, this issue of the Happen Stance policy briefs covers an interview with Dr. Mohamed Karmali, the 2015-2016 IHSP Public Servant in Residence, who provides a deeper insight on the determinants of emerging infectious diseases and the policies which aim to combat future outbreaks.

June 2016 : End of Life Legislation in Canada: Points of Contention

June 2015: Inequality, adolescent health, and the wealth of nations.



Faits et Perspectives est une série de notes de politiques résumant des résultats-clés de la recherche universitaire et mettant en évidence ses implications pour les politiques publiques.

Juin 2016 : Les lois sur la fin de vie au Canada : points de controverse

Juin 2015: Inégalités, santé des adolescents et richesses des nations.